Are You Managing Your Type 2 Diabetes?

  • What can diabetes treatment help you do?

    Lower high blood glucose (“blood sugar”) levels

    Improve your energy

    Prevent problems from diabetes

    All of the above

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  • To manage diabetes, you need to learn how to:

    Test and track your blood sugar levels

    Know what to eat and when

    Take medicines, if needed

    Recognize and treat low and high blood sugar

    Learn how to manage diabetes when you don't feel well

    All of the above

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  • You should test your blood sugar:

    Once or twice a day

    When you wake up, before meals, and at bedtime

    A few times a week

    It depends on if your diabetes is controlled

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  • Your doctor can give you a blood test to check the overall control of your diabetes.



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  • Which situation does NOTrequire you to test your blood sugar more often?

    Eating too much, skipping meals, eating out, or drinking alcohol

    Taking a new medicine or taking medicine at the wrong dose or the wrong time

    Having blood sugar levels higher or lower than normal

    Being sick or under stress


    Taking a nap

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  • How many days should you wait before calling your healthcare provider when your blood sugar level is higher than your goal?




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  • Testing your blood sugar helps you:

    Change your meals, activity, or medicines to keep your blood sugar levels in the right range

    Feel better because your blood sugar is better controlled

    Identify high andlow blood sugarlevels before you have serious problems

    Prevent complications from diabetes

    All of the above

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  • What should your LDL, or bad, cholesterol level be if you don't have any heart problems?

    Less than 200 mg/dL

    Less than 100 mg/dL

    Less than 70 mg/dL

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  • Which is a good blood pressure goal for most people with diabetes?

    Lower than 120/80 mm/Hg

    Lower than 130/80 mm/Hg

    Lower than 140/80 mm/Hg

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  • Which of the following will NOT help keep your feet healthy:

    Checking andcaring for your feetEVERY DAY

    Getting a foot exam by your doctor at least every 6 - 12 months and learning whether you have nerve damage

    Making sure you are wearing the right kind of shoes

    Getting a monthly pedicure

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  • If you have diabetes, how often should you see your doctor?

    Once a month

    Every 3 to 6 months

    Once a year

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